Navigating a Resource (controls in the Locator bar)

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 Mark Barnes Video

Updated for Logos 8

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What is the Locator bar?

  • The Locator bar is available on each of your resources.
  • It contains some tools and location details.

What are the tools on the Locator bar?

a) Table of Contents toggle button.
Allows you to open or close the Table of Contents.
For Logos 8+: click the Sidebar icon on the Toolbar.

b) Contents location
Shows you where you are relative to the Table of Contents.

c) Navigation choice
Shows which navigation choice that you have selected.
If clicked on, a drop down list appears with selections.

d) Navigation arrows
Navigates forward or backward relative to the Navigation choice above.

e) Close button
Closes the Locator bar.

I don’t see the Locator bar

  • To open it follow these steps:
    1. Open the Panel menu.
    2. Click on the Show locator bar.

  • Make sure that the resource is active, then press Ctrl+Shift+L.

Using the Forward and Backward arrows

  • These arrow will move your location in your resource per the Navigation choice.

    • The up arrow moves to the previous navigation point.
    • The down arrow moves to the next navigation point.

  • Your current Navigation choice appears to the left of the arrows.

Typical Navigation choices

  • These choices are typically what you will see in the Navigation list

    a) Click on the current Navigation choice.

    • Article – moves to next/previous heading e.g.
      • pericope in a Bible, heading in a Commentary, or the next dictionary entry

    • Book – moves to the next/previous book in your Bible.
      • works with books that use Bible indexing

    • Chapter – move to the next/previous chapter.
      • works with books that use Bible indexing (N/A to other books)

    • Verse – moves to the next/previous verse.
      • works with books that use Bible indexing (N/A to other books)

Search Navigation choice

  • If you are using the Search tool, the search results in your book can be navigated after changing the Navigation choice to Search Result.
  • In the example below the NIV bible has search results for the phrase “Kingdom of Heaven”. It now has a new item (Search Result) in the navigation list.

  • After you select Search Result, press the down navigation arrow and it will move the location in your NIV resource to the first/next search result.

Annotation Navigation choice

  • If you have Notes or Highlights in your resource, then the item Annotation can appear in the navigation list.
  • Annotation will appear only when you have selected items under Notes and Highlights in the Visual filters menu. Then you can use the navigation arrows to move forward & backward to annotated text.


  • In Logos 8, faceted browsing for this is available in the Sidebar.

Visual Filter Navigation choice

  • See Visual Filter for setting up Visual Filters.
  • If you have Visual Filters setup and turned on in your resource’s Visual filters menu, then a new navigation item (Filter Highlight) will appear in the navigation list.

  • You can navigate within your resource using your keyboard instead of the navigation arrows

  • The keyboard shortcuts are:
    • Forward – key combination Alt + DownArrow
    • Backward – key combination Alt + UpArrow

Table of Contents

Contents Location


  • As you navigate through your resource this Contents Location changes to show you where you are within your resource.
  • It is more than just a contents text identifier. It is a series of links.

    • You can quickly navigate backwards to:
      • Sub headings
      • Beginning of the chapter

Viewing the Table of Contents


a) Clicking on this icon will show or hide the Table of Contents.
For Logos 8, click the Sidebar icon on the Toolbar.
The TOC will open in a sidebar to the left of your resource.


b) For items that are not fully visible, you can hold your mouse over that item and a pop-up will appear with the full item.


c) You can resize the Table of Contents sidebar by grabbing the right vertical edge and dragging it.

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